A versatile and promising performer bringing “sonorous life” to the stage [Cleveland Plain Dealer], cellist Carrie Bean Stute’s musical endeavors cover the span of solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. Since 2014 she has held a position with “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra in Washington, DC, where she performs in such diverse settings as the White House, State Department, area public schools, and the Phillips Collection. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of the Capitol Hill-based chamber music series the Chiarina Chamber Players. Appearing on most of Chiarina’s concerts alongside leading regional players, she also manages programming and outreach for a growing audience base.
Carrie was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, and at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was recipient of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award. As a soloist noted for her “style and virtuosity” [ClevelandClassical], Carrie has performed with the Florida Orchestra and the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra of Cleveland. She appeared at the Norfolk (CT) and Sarasota (FL) chamber music festivals, and at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, England. While living in New York, she performed in such notable venues as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and an in-house educational residency at the 92nd Street Y. She has collaborated with such artists as Jaime Laredo, Sarah Chang, Charles Neidich, and Rolf Schulte. Her work with small ensembles and orchestras can be heard on the Albany, Avie, BSO Classics, and GlorClassics recording labels.
As a performer who seeks out the work of today’s composers, Carrie was a member of the New York-based ensemble Hotel Elefant and participated in the 2013 Carnegie Hall workshop "New Voices, New Music," led by David Lang and the International Contemporary Ensemble. She has collaborated with DC’s Inscape Chamber Orchestra and with such diverse composers as John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Michael Gordon, Richard Carrick, Sahba Aminikia, and Mary Kouyoumdjian. She took part in Tanglewood’s Elliott Carter Centennial celebration and was soloist in a premiere reading of Fang Man’s Tao for Sheng, Cello, and Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival.
Carrie served as an adjunct instructor at CUNY Queens College, where she taught cello and chamber music, as a coach at the DC Youth Orchestra Program, and as a Suzuki instructor at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. In 2016 she was a teaching artist and performer at the Alonso Marín National Music Festival in Caldas, Colombia. In 2014 and 2012 she served as a guest teaching artist for the National Youth Orchestra of Honduras, in an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Carrie taught previously at the Harlem Opus 118 School in New York and at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester. With the Atlas Piano Trio, she held a two-year residency at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. At the Bowdoin Music Festival, she was a teaching assistant to Professor Steven Doane. In her earlier collaborations with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, she took part in tours to Central America, South America, and Europe, interacting with local youth orchestras in projects designed to mentor young musicians. She has served on the Advisory Board of YOA’s expanding pilot program, the Global Leader Program, which offers fieldwork opportunities for teaching artists and a related curriculum.
Carrie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM), and The Graduate Center at City University of New York (DMA). At these institutions she was a recipient of a faculty-awarded Performer’s Certificate (ESM), Arts Leadership Certificate (ESM), Jacobs Scholar Award (IU), and an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship (CUNY). Her doctoral dissertation explored works for cello by Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. Her teachers include Steven Doane, Janos Starker, Marcy Rosen, Sharon Robinson, and Scott Kluksdahl. She studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Artis, and Ying Quartets, and with the Kalichstein–Laredo–Robinson Trio. She has performed in master classes for such cellists as Frans Helmerson, Paul Katz, and Timothy Eddy.
The benefits acquired from a musical education are lasting and important. They enrich and follow us throughout our entire lives, instilling creativity and self-expression, process-oriented discipline, aesthetic values, concentration, and confidence. I believe every child can have a life-long journey with music. In my teaching I create a constructive and encouraging environment and am committed to guiding a student to the next step in his or her development. In lessons I emphasize technique and posture, ear training and rhythm, and guide musical awareness. I strive to foster a love for the learning process and to help students attain a high level of physical freedom with the instrument, out of which musical sensitivity develops.
I am teaching or have recently taught:
Beginners (age 5+)
Intermediate to advanced pre-college students
Audition coaching (college auditions, summer camps and festivals, etc.)
Chamber music coaching
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My experience and qualifications include the following:
• Suzuki teacher training at the Chicago Suzuki Institute
• Chamber music and cello section coach at the DC Youth Orchestra Program
• Adjunct faculty at CUNY Queens College for cello and chamber music
• Cello instructor at the Harlem Opus 118 School, Eastman Community Music School
• Guest cello teacher at the Honduran National Youth Orchestra Camp
• Cello section coach for the New World Symphony’s public school outreach program
• Private studio teaching in California, New York, and DC
• Teaching assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival
• Doctor of Musical Arts from the CUNY Graduate Center
• Master of Music from Indiana University
• Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music
I'm excited to join this group as a new member for their upcoming season in New York!